Ana Farfan reacts to getting an influenza vaccine shot at Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020…
A women reacts to getting an influenza vaccine shot at Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas, Jan. 23, 2020.

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Daily Debunk

Claim: COVID-19 pandemic is a cover to disguise deaths from the flu vaccine.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Reuters

 

Social Media Disinfo

AFP

AFP

 

Circulating on social media: A video purportedly showing Covid-19 patients in a Thai field hospital after a coronavirus outbreak in the Thai province of Samut Sakhon in December 2020.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Agence France-Presse

 

Factual Reads on Coronavirus

Scientists are monitoring a coronavirus mutation that could affect the strength of vaccines
As scientists try to track the spread of a new, more infectious coronavirus variant around the world — finding more cases in the United States and elsewhere this week — they are also keeping an eye on a different mutation with potentially greater implications for how well Covid-19 vaccines work.
-- Stat, January 7